Shopify Themes and Shopify Experts Review

Last updated on March 11, 2014

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Using premium Shopify themes and Shopify Experts to help build your e-commerce store is an excellent way to jump start your business and grow your online sales. [See our full review on Shopify here]

The truth about most online shoppers is that they are heavily influenced by how the online store looks, and whether they feel at ease when they first see your website.

How many times have you clicked away from a website just because it isn’t visually pleasing, so you didn’t want to spend more time on the site? I’ve done that – more times than I care to admit!

It only takes a few seconds for a prospective customer to decide whether to stay and looking around your store, or go elsewhere with a few clicks of a button. We all make these split second decisions every single day.

You either grab their attention right away and give yourself a chance to sell them something, or you risk wasting the effort that you’ve spent to bring them to your store. This is especially wasteful if you are paying for advertisements to drive traffic to your store.

How Your Shopify Store Looks Affects Your Credibility

A lot of times, initial trust comes down to perceived credibility – and this has been heavily studied by many different “marketing” related researches. Yes – your business is credible, but for your first time visitors, they don’t know that yet. So how they perceive you in the first few seconds, is going to make a strong impression. This will have a significant impact on whether they will potentially purchase from you or not.

The more professional and beautiful looking your website is, the more likely they will stay and find out more about your online store.  This gives you the opportunity to prove to them that you are credible, and that buying your products can help them.

Shopify Themes Can Help You

Shopify themes are created with trust and credibility in mind. They are designed to help keep your visitors intrigued with your store, and stay just a bit longer to find out if you can be helpful to them.

What we really like about Shopify’s themes is that they are created by professional designers. So it’s not a group of coders who are fantastic at creating software, sitting down and designing themes for you. A lot of other website builders make this mistake, so they provide you with unattractive to mediocre themes.

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If you’ve had a chance to browse through some Shopify themes, you’ll agree that they are eye-catching and have the potential to make you and your online store look good.

There are a lot of full-time Shopify theme creators, and you can find them in Shopify’s theme store.

For instance, some premium Shopify themes are created by world-renown designers such as Pixel Union, Happy Cog and Clearleft.

Free and Paid Shopify Themes

Shopify provides you with both paid and free themes. So you can pick and choose to see which design fits your store the best.

Their prices range from free to $180. For the paid themes, they are only a one-time investment so there are no recurring monthly charges. While you may be of the opinion that it is too big of an up front investment, you can select a free theme and see how that goes as you grow your store. You can always upgrade to a paid premium later when you are ready.

The reason why some premium themes have to be purchased, is that these themes are created by design experts that are not part of Shopify. So these themes, while fully compatible with Shopify stores, are created by professional designers who know what they are doing.

They have studied what’s working for online stores and what isn’t, and bring design inspirations across the internet into their designs, so you can have the opportunity to help your Shopify store stand out from the crowd. This presents a real advantage for you if you want to grow your business and sales.

Over the long run, if you are serious about your business, investing in a premium Shopify theme is well worth it, as it can help you increase sales.

Choose a Shopify Themes that Fits Your Industry

One tool that we really appreciate, is that they sort their themes by industry. This allows you to quickly sort through hundreds of premium themes to find the perfect design that is built specifically for the industry that you are in.

Some industries include art & photography, clothing & fashion, jewelry & accessories, electronics, food & drinks, home & garden, furniture, sports & recreation, toys & games, and so on.

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This helps you narrow your choices to save you some time. Of course, you can browse through other themes as well to see if you like them. You are in ultimate control of which Shopify theme to choose.

Shopify Experts Can Also Help You

If you need a bit more help with getting your Shopify store off the ground, Shopify Experts can help you.

Starting, growing and operating a business is tough. There’s only one (or a few) of you, and an infinite number of tasks to get done. On top of that, you also have a personal life to try to balance. It’s a very overwhelming experience.

We’ve been through that ourselves, and so we understand how stretched you feel.

Shopify Experts is a marketplace, where you can find experts to help you build your store from scratch, build you a custom theme, or just make some modifications to your existing theme.

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These experts are great at what they do, and they are much faster than you trying to learn everything by yourself.

Leveraging on Shopify Experts allows you to free up your time so you can focus on other important aspects of your business. Over time, this will end up saving you both time and money by letting these experts do what they do best.

Conclusion – Shopify Themes and Experts

Don’t underestimate how powerful a professional and engaging design can help you grow your business and sales. Most people, whether right or wrong, will judge your e-commerce store based on first impressions. And these impressions are formed within seconds when they first arrive in your store.

Your opportunity to grab their attention and communicate credibility and trust is the first step towards building a relationship, and eventually generating sales.

Shopify themes can help make your store more beautiful and professional. Their themes are created by professionals, giving you all the up-to-date design elements of what works today within in the e-commerce world. This can give you a competitive advantage in attracting and generating more sales compared to other e-commerce store builders.

Further, Shopify Experts are available to help you set up your store, and make modifications to themes or even build one from scratch for you. This is a fantastic feature that Shopify offers you, so you can free up time and concentrate on other parts of your business or life.

Starting and growing a business is challenging enough. The ability for you to leverage on Shopify’s premium themes and experts, will give you a strong start right off the bat.

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About Jeremy & Connie

We worked with various website builders extensively on live projects. We've discovered the pros & cons of each website builder through our own trial & error, and we want to share our experiences and recommendations with you. Choosing the right website builder depends on your individual needs. Our website provides comprehensive expert reviews on website builders, so you can pick the perfect website builder that fits your unique needs.

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About Jeremy & Connie

We worked with various website builders extensively on live projects. We've discovered the pros & cons of each website builder through our own trial & error, and we want to share our experiences and recommendations with you. Choosing the right website builder depends on your individual needs. Our website provides comprehensive expert reviews on website builders, so you can pick the perfect website builder that fits your unique needs.

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4 Responses to Shopify Themes and Shopify Experts Review

  1. Mervin Kinnoo March 11, 2014 at 2:33 AM #

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m looking into have an ecommerce business in Mauritius as soon as possible, selling everything not just one specific item. And wanted to know if this is doable with your company.
    We have lots of contact with wholesales in Mauritius selling international brand name and local brand name and we will be using their product to sell to the public only in Mauritius.
    Could you please advise.

    Many thanks
    Regards
    Mervin Kinnoo

    • Jeremy & Connie March 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM #

      Hi Mervin,

      Shopify offers over 70 different transaction services provider, so I’m sure you should be able to find one that works for Mauritius as well. If you haven’t seen our full Shopify review yet, here it is.

      - Jeremy

  2. Lawrence Watkins December 30, 2013 at 3:05 PM #

    Thanks for the article on the different types of themes in Shopify. Question: what is the difference between using a theme located in the Shopify theme store and find a Shopify them on a site like Themeforest? Is there any difference?

    • Jeremy & Connie December 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM #

      Hi Lawrence,

      That’s a great question. I believe the themes that are available in Shopify has been vetted / checked by Shopify and so the quality and stability of the themes are presumably much higher. Also, I would also assume that support and servicing of the themes listed in Shopify theme store would be much more closely monitored, versus a less controlled environment in Themeforest.

      Just my thoughts!

      - Jeremy